Saturday, June 29, 2013

50 Followers Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone! It's pretty rainy and yucky here today--we just got back from camping last night--it was really fun! Post coming soon! Anyways, onto the giveaway!! Thank you so much to our lovely sponsors!! Here are the gifts--

The lovely Britt from Encouragement for Everyday Struggles has offered a free blog design! She is so talented at designing things! Here are a few examples of her designing skills--
She designed my very good friend, Miss Becca Anne's--from blog! Don't you love it?

I really like the font for Grace and the photo of the the swing!
 She also designed my blog! Thank you so much Britt!! You're awesome!:)

Our next sponsor is the lovely Emily Ruth from Borrowing Photographs has kindly offered to sponsor! Here are a  few examples of her work--she is very talented with knitting needles!

She has offered to make the winner a summer-y hat!
Thank you so much Emily!! You are so talented!!

And our next sponsor is my good friend Danielle from American Girl #1 Fans has offered to give the winner a  crocheted doll  hat and scarf set for free! Here are some examples--

Thanks Danielle! You're great!!

And the last sponsor!:)

We have this adorable hair bow which comes with a bobby pin
on the back....

This really cute little jewelry box--I love it! The design is
so intricate!

We have some sugar scrub made by me! It comes with a recipe
on how to make more!--this is what they would put on you face
if you got like a massage or something without all the icky

And then this really cute Apple Coaster!

And the grand prize is a canvas that I made--I am going to post soon--but the winners will be determined by picking names out of a hat and the first one I pick will get the canvas!!

Here are the rules:

You must be a follower of my blog---2

You must follow either of Britt's blog--Designed to Inspire or Encouragement for Everyday Struggles--2

You must follow Emily's blog--2

You must follow Danielle's blog--2

Comment down below and tell me what you like about my blog--4

Like my Etsy shop!--This & That by {me + e}

The giveaway ends on July 13 at midnight (EST)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013


50 FOLLOWERS?!?! Thank you guys SOOO much!! You know what this means?? Giveaway!!:) This year, on the 4th of August, I will have had my blog for 6 years! Also, this is my 205 post!!!!!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hey everyone! I'm back with a sneak peek of what I've been doing lately! I can't post it just yet....I'll tell you later:) But for now, (or until I edit my latest pictures) you'll have to be content with this!

I'll show you the whole thing as soon as I can!! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Best Cookies Evah

"Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day........." Oh! Hello, didn't see you there! *cough* I was just, well--never mind. Anyways, hi!:) I'm back with a scrumptious recipe for you! Found on--Pinterest! (duh, what else? do people actually look through cook books anymore? I just go to Pinterest:) Before we get to that, I was thinking. Do you think I should turn my other blog, Picture This By Emma, into a photo AND recipe blog?? Or would you rather I keep it on here?? Please tell me your opinion!! Now, onto the recipe! ( Coffee Cake Cookies. She had used Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough--the pre-made stuff, but I used my grandmother's *awesome* recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies--just without the chips:) But if you want to try them, just follow the cookie recipe and add one cup of chocolate chips.

You will need:::

2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of shortening 
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of water
2 eggs

1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 Tbsp. soft butter

1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of water
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt

In a mixing bowl, cream together shortening, sugars, vanilla and water

Add the eggs

Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until combined

Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter and stir until
it is the consistency of sand

Preheat the oven to 375. Plop the tablespoon sized cookies
onto a greased baking sheet or use one of those rubber
sheet thing-ys:)

Bake the cookies for 5 minutes, then remove them and sprinkle
the crumble on top. Put them back in and back for 4 more
minutes or until golden brown

Combine the sugar, vanilla and water to make the glaze

Drizzle the glaze over the warm cookies

Warning: these cookies require a TALL glass of milk. 


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Monday, June 3, 2013

My Birthday---What I got & Caroline

Hello! Sorry I haven't been around much--May is really busy with Memorial Day, then we had a three-day sleepover (post coming soon!) and then the lake opened and you get it:) But, I am going to wrap up my little birthday series today with What I got and the little photo shoot that Caroline and I had after the party! Here goes! Warning! Major photo overload!

Yarn!! I love to crochet!-Grammy

This adorable owl notebook!-Mom

Pink turtleneck! Love it!-Mom

New Land's End bathing suit!-Grammy

I can't wait to try this! I just need really tiny yarn-Mom

Cherry Ames!!-Mom

I love these scrubby things!-Grammy

Scrumptious new shampoos-Grammy

Yeah! I've been needing that!-Grammy

A bag for all my crocheting!-Grammy










Bathrobe from Mom!

Anna drew these horses for me:)

And Ethan drew this.....*cough* No idea.
That's all that presents--now, onto Caroline! The week of my birthday was hectic. I already posted about it here-but here's a quick recap--Mom had to go to New York and she left on Wednesday. Grammy stayed with us Wednesday and then came back Thursday. Mom came home Thursday night but then had to leave again on Friday to teach a class in Boston--that was the week of the Boston Marathon disaster--on Friday, Dad took the boys fishing and Grammy stayed with me, Anna and Owen. Then, Dad took Anna to Aunt Heidi's where she spent the night and Gram took Owen and I to Nana's where we spent the night. We all got back on Saturday and had my party Sunday after church. But, look what Mom brought me back from the American Girl store in Boston!! Caroline's Birthday Dress! It's SO pretty!

That's all I have for today! I'll be back soon with a post about the sleepover and photos from Memorial Day!! Until then!

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